Asparagus question

redbankgirlMarch 28, 2008

I bought some purple passiion asparagus crowns at the Philly Flower Show. Just grabbed them from the bag that I left in my mudroom, and they have some green mold on them. Should I throw them away, or attempt to plant some lesser molded ones?

any advice is appreciated,


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I'd plant them all, what do have to lose.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2008 at 3:07PM
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i was wondering if it would spread some disease to the asparagus or to other plants....

    Bookmark   March 28, 2008 at 5:56PM
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How about treating them with a fungicide before planting? Chamomile tea is supposed to have anti-bacterial/anti-fungal properties and would certainly be mild. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Bookmark   March 28, 2008 at 11:55PM
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daviddmc(z6 NJ)

A couple of years ago when I planted my asparagus crowns, I had waiting a while and they got a little moldy. I planted them anyway and I've been eating delicious asparagus the last few years, and they are starting to pop up right now.

I say plant them!

    Bookmark   April 2, 2008 at 10:16PM
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thanks everyone for the input. I'll give them a spritz of chamomile(which I've been using on my seed starts with great results) and go ahead and plant them!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2008 at 10:56AM
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